Preventive Mastectomy (cont.)
In this Article
- Preventive mastectomy facts*
- What is preventive mastectomy, and what types of procedures are used in preventive mastectomy?
- Why would a woman consider undergoing preventive mastectomy?
- How effective is preventive mastectomy in preventing or reducing the risk of breast cancer?
- What are the possible drawbacks of preventive mastectomy?
- What alternatives to surgery exist for preventing or reducing the risk of breast cancer?
- What is breast reconstruction?
- What type of follow-up care is needed after reconstructive surgery?
- Where can a person find more information about breast implants?
- Find a local Surgeon in your town
Where can a person find more information about breast implants?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the use of breast implants and can supply detailed information about these devices. To listen to recorded information or request free printed material on breast implants, consumers can contact the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at:
U.S. Foods and Drug Administration
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
10903 New Hampshire Avenue WO66-1676
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Telephone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332), toll-free
(Call between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, for either number.)
Medically reviewed by Mikio A Nihira, MD; American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Last update: 6/6/2008
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Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2008
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